Student Volunteer Opportunities

Our student volunteer excursions are customized for each particular group, working with the group leaders and the host community to structure a program that benefits all involved, while staying true to our core organizational beliefs.

Mundo Maya — The Guatemalan Journey

Mundo Maya — The Guatemalan Journey

Come and discover Guatemala! Known for its Mayan influence, this country is rich in culture and history. Service opportunities include working on reforestation efforts, work in schools, and community building.

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Cuba Unlocked — Trinidad, Cuba

Cuba Unlocked — Trinidad, Cuba

Come and become a part of history in the making as relations between our two nations change and grow. Help contribute to the building of a lasting friendship between our two communities.

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Pura Vida — Costa Rica

Pura Vida — Costa Rica

Explore one of the most bio-diverse areas in Latin America, and discover why the national phrase, "Pura Vida", or "Pure Life", is the perfect choice of words to describe life in Costa Rica.

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Peruvian Perspective — Arequipa, Peru

Peruvian Perspective — Arequipa, Peru

This particular service program offers students the opportunity to participate in several different service initiatives including teaching and improvement of both the school and dormitory facilities. The experience will provide students with a new perspective on the obstacles that are preventing growth in these rural communities and allow them to practice implementing solutions to these challenges first hand.

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Heart of the Inca Empire — Cusco, Peru

Heart of the Inca Empire — Cusco, Peru

This particular student service program offers students the opportunity to participate in several different service initiatives including teaching and improvement of both the school and dormitory facilities, building clean burning stoves in the rural highlands, as well as learning about Peruvian cuisine and visiting the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

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A City with Two Faces — Lima, Peru

A City with Two Faces — Lima, Peru

The experience will provide students with a view of the two sides of Lima and give them a new perspective on the obstacles that are preventing development in these communities, while allowing them to practice implementing solutions to these challenges first hand.

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Volta Vibrancy — Ghana

Volta Vibrancy — Ghana

Discover why the Ewe people of Ghana's Volta Region are world renowned for their generosity and warmth. Your student volunteers will be immersed in a culture that is vibrant, friendly, and proud of its history of cultural arts such as drumming, dancing, and Kente cloth weaving.

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Reborn Expedition — Cambodia

Reborn Expedition — Cambodia

Participating in the Cambodia Reborn program is truly the adventure of a lifetime — an adventure where fun, learning, and hard work through service come together to enhance both your life and the lives of the people you interact with.

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On The Rhode to Better — Greece

On The Rhode to Better — Greece

Venture with us to Rhodes, one of the beautiful Greek islands in Europe. You will be immersed in a rich culture of glorious past times and challenging social conditions.

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Why participate in our volunteer programs?

  • I want to be able to experience a new culture and become involved globally.

    – Sascha, Student
  • I want to be involved in a cultural and international trip where I can have new and amazing experiences and meet and help people from other cultures.

    – Gabrielle, Student
  • I am an advocate for global education. I believe we learn some of our greatest lessons through service.

    – Amy, Educator
  • I want to participate in this program because I want to expand my knowledge of the world's cultures and do so in a productive way.

    – Noah, Student
  • I want to help contribute to society and experience a new culture.

    – Bronte, Student
  • I love service work. What better way to get involved on a global level?

    – Christine, Student
  • I love to volunteer and help others and this program allows me to do so in another country, which will be an incredible experience.

    – McKenna, Student
  • I wish to broaden my horizons and experience new things and new cultures.

    – Kade, Student
  • I want to participate in a Bright Light Volunteers program because I enjoy helping other people!

    – Saraya, Student

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